Open Shelving in our Farmhouse Kitchen

Finally we're getting the rest of the open shelving added to the kitchen!  I've been talking about it since before Christmas and here it is April, almost 5 months later.  Better late than never and no harm was done except that my nerves were getting frazzled because I was running out of space to store my white ironstone finds. If you've been reading my previous kitchen posts, you'll remember that we didn't have anything on this wall at all. … [Read more...]

Embracing the Farmhouse Kitchen

When I think of farmhouse kitchens, I think of my grandmother and also Aunt Bee from the Andy Griffith Show. Remember the episode when Aunt Bee and Clara entered the pickle contest and Aunt Bee's pickles tasted like kerosene? Just like Aunt Bee's kitchen, my grandmother's was simple yet comfortable. It's where all the important conversations of the day took place. Her kitchen was truly the heart of her home, which is the same characteristic I try … [Read more...]

Tips for Arranging Fresh Flowers

Valentine's Day is a time when everyone is thinking about flowers but having fresh flowers in your home doesn't have to be expensive. You can purchase cut flowers and arrange them yourself. It's easier than you think! The trick is to keep your arrangement simple and fuss-free. First, gather your supplies choosing ordinary objects such as white ironstone pitchers for vases. Cut your tallest flowers first for the center of your floral … [Read more...]

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